The first idea for a boots-on-the-ground VR shooter with an all-in-one mag system came about some time in late 2019. Initial development of HAX started on the 20th of April 2020.
Single Player Demo
HAX debuted on SideQuest on March 10th, 2021 with more 2.5K downloads in it's first week and made the Staff's Pick list.
Our goal is to have an ALPHA version of HAX on the Oculus Quest store mid 2022. Not soon enough? Consider supporting our team at Patreon.com/HAX_VR
Our current plan is to release HAX in 2023. This date may change based on the success of the ALPHA release, and how much we can scale our team.
VR sci-fi shooter
HAX blurs the lines between digital and physical warfare. Battle Sentient Intelligent robots with digital weaponry in this fast-paced, early-access, VR shooter. With intuitive VR controls, HAX aims to stay true to the fun and excitement offered by traditional shooters, while harnessing the power and immersion of virtual reality.
HAX is being developed for the Oculus Quest platform
Why Oculus Quest? We all want wireless headsets, and we all want our friends to play. Right now the Quest is the most accessible/affordable mobile headset on the market, and HAX is going to need an active player base for its multiplayer community.
HAX is a first person shooter
There's a reason why shooters are one of the most popular game types, they're really fun. We're making HAX because we love shooters, and we want to do it right - both for the shooter genre, as well as for VR. Most VR shooters are too complex with an array of hard-to-learn weapons, inventory, and general mechanics. Others are too simple. We want HAX to stand on the shoulders of giants when it comes to the shooter genre, after all, it is a well established game type. While VR is a cool new way to experience this genre, it is not a license to deviate from what makes shooters fun.
Earth's future is rusty and worn. Where are the humans? We simply don't know. For now it's a battle between two robot factions - the UNR and the 404. These two factions fight over a rapidly diminishing supply of HAX - the radioactive gas from where all sentient intelligence came. HAX not only carries incalculable amounts of data, it also acts as a power source and can be compressed into hardened liquid form, or shaped virtually any weapon.
UNR: United Nations Robotics - the remaining UNR bots, the former civil police, struggle to maintain control of the last reserves of known HAX. Their protocol, although almost forgotten, is to preserve the Earth's habitability at all costs.
404: A rogue military division of bots, driven mad in an effort to regain connection with military command after humans vanished. After all other efforts to reconnect had failed, they turned to the internet, an internet slowly shutting down as servers around the world ran out of power. Coming up against the dreaded Error code 404 again and again, something began to change. These bots began to see the 404 as the answer to all questions. They would serve that answer, and ensure that others knew the 404.
features & stuff
Intuitive VR: Easy-to-learn VR mechanics designed for exciting combat engagements
Game Modes: Deathmatch and Terminals, both with fully adjustable difficulty settings
Tutorial: Complete walkthrough tutorial with fully illustrated help guides
Practice: Arcade-style shooting range with mini-game
Immersive Art: High framerate performance with original, stylized artwork
Unlockables: Guns, attachments, swords, and grenades for personalized loadouts
Love, Respect, & Robots
built on respect
HAX aims to grow a healthy and inclusive community during development. One of our core values is respecting people while having fun; another is inclusivity. We invite you to join us in making a new community of gamers, one built on inclusivity and the mutual respect of others.